According to the TUM regulations (from 2014) every doctoral student in the Dr.med./Dr.med.dent. program needs a supervisor and two mentors.
At least one mentor has to come from a different department (clinic/institute) than the supervisor. This usually increases the quality of the final work, also due to the help of external advisors. It also makes it easier to find a solution, should problems arise.
Supervisors must be members and authorized examiners of TUM School of Medicine who can competently represent the topic of the doctoral project. As a rule, they must be university lecturers, i.e. appointed professors, adjunct professors (apl. Prof.) or private lecturers (PD) of the faculty.
Any TUM member or person outside of TUM cooperating in the doctoral project can be a mentor. As a proof of their competence, mentors must hold a doctoral degree.
Please check also general information for and on advisors under Program Overview - Supervision.
If your supervisor is not located at TUM, MRI or an academic institution recognized by MGC in Munich (e.g. Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Munich Max Planck Institutes), the mentor must be an appointed professor at TUM School of Medicine.
Moreover, candidates must demonstrate their active inclusion into the TUM academic environment by submitting a report, and provide any proof of participation in the scientific environment of the TUM: